gladder gladder


  1. (n) any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
  2. (adj) showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy
  3. (adj) eagerly disposed to act or to be of service
  4. (adj) feeling happy appreciation
  5. (adj) cheerful and bright


  1. With tension in the air, people have been gladder than ever to relax, and with soldiers in the audience, the wisecracks are even rawer than they used to be.
  2. A few days later, the happiness turned to ecstasy when gladder news arrived from Texas.
  3. The tidings were all the gladder because oil is one of Brazil's sorest problems.


  • How Obama's pause for diplomacy on Syria spares Congress, and himself

    When President Obama announced Tuesday night that, in order to give more time for diplomacy, he was putting on hold his request to Congress to authorize military action against Syria, there were arguably no gladder hearts (outside, perhaps, the Assad family) than on Capitol Hill.
    on September 12, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News

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